04:13:54 PM Jul 8th 2014
10:28:09 AM Jul 15th 2012
Please note that the trope has been renamed from Badass Spaniard to Dashing Hispanic—the former was judged to be more of a random intersection between badass and arbitrary nationality than an actual trope. This should cover some of the questions that have been asked about latinos, and whether mere badasses should be listed. If they match the stock character, more or less, they go here. Otherwise not.
09:55:04 PM Jul 12th 2012
Someone remind me to put this back in;
- Rose of the Vizard plays with this trope a fiar bit. Though he's listed japaneese, his apperance is vaugly spanish (possibly half-spanish), he fits the shows race-to-type thing by being a vizard, thus sharing the Hollows spanishness, his style of dress until he resumes duties as captain of the 3rd squad and gets normal robes once more is very spanish, and his zanpakuto is a rapier-whip combo.
05:26:03 PM Apr 2nd 2012
I have a question and I'm not sure if it's been addressed, but looking over the examples for this page there are more than a few characters of Latino descent being listed here, even though to my understanding they wouldn't consider themselves Spaniards and the trope description states that characters that consider themselves Mexican don't count, yet we have Machette listed as a character, despite the fact that him being Mexican is kinda the whole point of the movie.
07:17:20 PM Aug 13th 2011
I'd like a citation for the "mataamigos" bit. I tried Googling the term and a few variants, and got nothing about Spanish fencing. I wouldn't be surprised if the weapon did exist, but considering that I can't find a single mention of it off this site, I doubt it. I'll delete that sentence if I don't get some proof of existence in some shape or form.
07:51:08 AM Jan 25th 2012
It seems to be an example of [[habla de germanía http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German%C3%ADa]], the criminal slang of XVI Ith century Spain. It appears on Captain Alatriste's books (from where most people seem to have picked it up), and Arturo Perez-Reverte used a dissertation on the habla de germanía when he entered the Real Academia Española (the institute governing —so to say— the Spanish language), so presumably he knows what he's saying. Also, it's "mata amigos", separated. If you're interested and are fluid in Spanish, the speech [[is online http://www.rae.es/rae/gestores/gespub000001.nsf/%28voAnexos%29/archC109BA583ED72F8AC12571480041968C/$FILE/reverte.htm]] at the RAE's website, but sadly it doesn't contain "mata amigos".
04:33:03 AM Jan 26th 2012
Never mind, I have rewritten that paragraph. The usual main gauche used in Spanish fencing (destreza) seems to be more known as daga de mano izquierda (lit. "main gauche"/ "left hand dagger") or daga de vela ("sail dagger", after its shape) and is a regular parrying dagger. The "mata amigos" bit has a very high correlation with Alatriste fanboys.
02:32:35 PM Jul 16th 2011
While cool, this deleted pgh belongs elsewhere, as PR is a territory of the USA and has been since before WW1:
- Another Real Life example, a whole GROUP of them, is the 65th Infantry Regiment of the US Army, an all-Puerto Rican regiment. They fired the first U.S. shot during World War I and still serve with distinction to this day. So far, they have won 10 Distinguished Service Crosses, 256 Silver Stars and 606 Bronze Stars. To quote General Douglas MacArthur: "The Puerto Ricans forming the ranks of the gallant 65th Infantry on the battlefields of Korea... are writing a brilliant record of achievement in battle and I am proud indeed to have them in this command. I wish that we might have many more like them."